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Acts of the Apostles  

Christopher Rowland

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Christianity
The second of two volumes which continues the story of the rise and spread of *Christianity begun in the gospel of Luke. Its textual history poses peculiar interpretative problems as it is extant in ... More

Ambrose, b. 340 CE  

Philip Rousseau

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Christianity
Ambrose (Ambrosius), son of a praetorian prefect of Gaul, Ambrose was well educated and achieved official success under the patronage of the great prefects Sex. Claudius *Petronius Probus and Q. ... More

Ambrosiaster  

Wolfram Kinzig

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Subject:
Christianity
(i.e. pseudo-Ambrose), the author of the Commentary on Thirteen Pauline Letters (except Hebrews) handed down under the name of *Ambrose. Attempts at identifying the author have not yet ... More

Antonius Abba, 251?–356 CE  

Samuel Rubenson

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May 2016
Subject:
Christianity
Among the first generations of the Egyptian monastic movement of the 4th century ce, Antonius, generally referred to as Saint Antony, stands out as the most important and best documented figure. The ... More

apologists, Christian  

Wolfram Kinzig

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
The modern collective term appears to go back to F. Morel (Corpus Apologetarum, 1615) and P. Maran (1742; cf. PG 6). The idea as such, however, is much older, as can be seen from the codex Paris. gr. ... More

Areopagus  

Theodore John Cadoux and P. J. Rhodes

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Mar 2016
Areopagus, the ‘Hill of Ares’ (Ἄρειος πάγος) at *Athens, north-west of the Acropolis, and the ancient council associated with it. There are no substantial remains on the hill; the council's ... More

Arianism  

David M. Gwynn

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Jul 2015
Subject:
Christianity
Arianism, the polemical term used to describe a wide spectrum of 4th-cent. Christian theological beliefs that subordinated God the Son to God the Father. The name derives from the presbyter *Arius, ... More

Arius, c. 260–336 CE  

John Norman Davidson Kelly and David M. Gwynn

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Christianity
Remembered as the great heresiarch of the 4th-cent. Church. Probably Libyan by birth, he became a leading presbyter at *Alexandria (1), but in 318 or 320/1 came into conflict with his ... More

Arnobius  

William Hugh Clifford Frend and M. J. Edwards

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Christianity
Arnobius, a teacher of rhetoric at *Sicca Veneria in Proconsular Numidia, said by *Jerome to have taught *Lactantius and to have suddenly become a Christian (c.295); see christianity. A year or two ... More

asceticism  

Philip Rousseau and M. J. Edwards

Online publication date:
Jul 2015
Subject:
Christianity
“Discipline” is the common translation of the Greek noun askêsis. Its English derivative “asceticism” denotes a sustained routine of abstinence, more severe than the occasional self-denial ... More

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